Heritage Auctions is putting on another one of their Movie Poster Signature Auctions Nov. 29-30 in Dallas, Texas this week — and I’m pretty high on their lots from Italian master, Luigi Martinati (of the infamous BCM Studio – aka Ballester Capitani Martinati) — who created all the elegant manifestos below.
In the past, you’ve heard about the infamous Italian trio of artists who dubbed themselves The BCM Studio (Ballester–Capitani-Martinati) — but I’ve yet to dedicate a single post to the movie posters credited solely to Luigi Martinati. So hang onto your hats, folks, because it doesn’t get much better than this…
Of course, if you want to be a true foglio aficionado, then do your eyes a favor and check out Dave Kehr’s enchanting-yet-simply-titled book, Italian Film Posters. (via Chisholm-Larsson and MoviePosterDB)
Notwithstanding some sloppy funeral arrangements from the notorious hard boiler, it appears that gumshoe writer, Raymond Chandler, will finally be reunited with his beloved wife after all!